The Exchange Grill

Price guide: Expensive

Fairmont Dubai, Dubai

Price guide: Expensive

The Exchange Grill

By Alex Ritman, your Dubai expert

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#10 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Dubai
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
3.5
3.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Foodies, Trendiness

Expert review of The Exchange Grill

Exquisitely prepared steaks in comfortable, leather-armchaired sophistication.

There are quite a number of steakhouses vying for carnivorous attention across Dubai, many of them excellent. The prime cut has to go to The Exchange Grill, which offers sublime hunks of manly meat in one of the most sophisticated settings in town.  

Food and drink: 

Meat, meat and more meat. The cuts of beef here are absolutely exquisite. Fish and lamb also find a way onto the menu, but they really shouldn't be why you're here. The wine list is a lengthy and exciting affair. 

Recommended dishes: 

If you've recently had a sizeable windfall, the wagyu beef is out of this world.  

Ambience: 

This is one classy spot, with leather armchairs and sophisticated decor to boot. Don't expect anything approaching rowdiness here, just the clink of steak knives (you've got a few to choose from) on plates and the groans of pleasure afterwards. Popular with locals, business folk and meat-loving tourists alike. If you've got the energy to let your hair down afterwards, head to the bar Cin Cin next door. 

Service: 

Like the food and the surrounding, absolutely impeccable.  

Location: 

The Exchange Grill is in the Fairmont Hotel, among the first towers on the Sheikh Zayed Road as you're coming from the airport.  

Price advice: 

Not cheap. A meal for two with alcohol will cost upwards of 800-1,000 dirhams.  

Tables to book: 

If you can, get a table by the window looking out on the lights of the Sheikh Zayed Road below. 

More information on The Exchange Grill:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Steak
Address:
Fairmont Dubai, Dubai
Telephone:
04 311 8316
Website:
http://www.fairmont.com/dubai
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Open Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 7pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to The Exchange Grill? Would you recommended it?